Dr. Ariella Lang is Associate Dean of Academic Affairs and Director of Undergraduate Research and Fellowships. Her responsibilities include developing a strategic plan for undergraduate research and fellowships; building connections between undergraduate research and fellowships activity and coordinating certain research and fellowship programs; fostering relationships with faculty and departments with regard to these opportunities; and expanding the programming for students who pursue research and fellowship possibilities. She also manages certain student curricular matters related to the student academic experience and the honors, awards and prizes processes in the College.
Lang came to Academic Affairs in 2018 from Columbia’s Institute for the Study of Human Rights, where she served as Associate Director, prior to which she held faculty positions at Barnard College and Rutgers University respectively. She earned her B.A. in Romance Languages and Literature at the University of Chicago, and her Ph.D. in Italian at Columbia University, and has published in the fields of Holocaust and genocide studies, historical memory, and minority rights and cultures. She has published a number of articles in these areas and her book, Converting a Nation, was published in 2008. Lang received her M.A. and Ph.D. from Columbia University and her B.A. from the University of Chicago.